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“An effective press council can ensure that the reader is not harmed by unscrupulous or shoddy journalistic practices. The council can give the reader a platform from which to air his or her grievances against biased, inaccurate or inadequate reporting on matters of legitimate public interest.”

Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Joel Kaapanda




The Media Complaints assists the Ombudsman in deciding on whether or not a media house has contravend the Code of Ethics for the Media. This committee is nominated by the public and appointed by the Editors’ Forum of Namibia. It consists of an equal number of public and media panellists.

The current Media Complaints Committee
consists of the following persons:

1. Public panellists:
Mr. Bankie Foster Bankie Rev. Maria Kapere Ms. Monica Koep Dr. Shekutaamba Nambala
2. Media panellists:
Mr. André Henning Mr. Bob Kandetu Mr. Alexactus Kaure Mr. Jonathan Sam